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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
120×83×102 mm vs 130×97×118 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$299.00 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (2x less)
Thickness
Thinner
4" vs 4.6"
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More than 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
555 g vs 606 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ70

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
20 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Battery life
Much longer battery life
400 shots vs 200 shots
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2x more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ70's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Zoom
More zoom
60x vs 41.7x
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More than 2x more zoom
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              P51024 mm
              DMC-FZ7020 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P5104"
              DMC-FZ704.6"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              P5107 fps
              DMC-FZ709 fps
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              P510555 g
              DMC-FZ70606 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              P510$299.00
              DMC-FZ70$599.00
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              P510921k dots
              DMC-FZ70460k dots

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